Destination guide

Waldeck-Frankenberg: a mecca for outdoors types

Waldeck-Frankenberg lies in the heart of the Sauerland, mountains which cross the North Rhine-Westphalia. This beautiful forested wilderness is dotted with pretty spa towns and historic castles. You'll also find the magnificent Kellerwald-Edersee near your Waldeck-Frankenberg vacation rental, one of the most celebrated national parks in Germany. It's long been a mecca for outdoorsy types who come to go hiking, cycling or kayaking on the lake. If that's not for you, fear not. You could always spend your days ambling through the local museums or dining on the local German cuisine.

Things to do

Ancient castles in Waldeck-Frankenberg

It's not all about the hiking trails and outdoorsy adventures. It doesn't matter where you score a Waldeck-Frankenberg vacation rental, you'll always find something historical nearby. The Baroque-style Arolsen Castle in Bad Arolsen is simply spectacular and now serves as one of the best museums in the region. If castles are your thing, be sure to visit the remnants of the almost 1000-year-old Waldeck Castle, which overlooks the Kellerwald-Edersee nature reserve. After all that sightseeing, there's nothing better than slipping into one the hot tubs, or relaxing in one of the saunas, at Lagunen-Erlebnisbad spa.


Rambling doesn't get better than Waldeck-Frankenberg

This is one of the most popular wilderness spots in Germany for family vacations and for good reason. UNESCO has bestowed World Natural Heritage status on the ancient forests near your Waldeck-Frankenberg vacation rental and they make for some of the most scenic rambling in the country. If you've brought your bicycle with you, you'll surely get a lot of use riding up the hilly country lanes. Alternatively, look to the lake where you can try your hand at windsurfing or just splash around and cool off in the refreshing waters.


Summer sees Waldeck-Frankenberg's best weather

The best time to score a Waldeck-Frankenberg vacation rental is May through September, when the skies are bright and the chance of rainfall is slim. It's also the busiest time for vacation rentals. If you'd prefer a little more peace and quiet, along with fewer people to contend with along the hiking trails, try March or October, though the months will be a little chillier. In the winter, the temperature drops dramatically, along with the number of visitors, but if you like snowy wonderlands and rock-bottom prices on rentals, it might be just the ticket.

Natural features

Look for wild horses in Waldeck-Frankenberg

You won't be far from nature when you stay at the Waldeck-Frankenberg vacation rental. However, if you're looking for your best chances to spot wildlife, try the spectacular Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. At its core is Lake Edersee, which is surrounded by 6,000 hectares of beech forest-covered hills. If you go deep inside, you'll likely spot everything from black storks to grey-headed woodpeckers. Keep a look out for wild boars rustling around in the undergrowth, galloping wild horses and the howl of wolves at night.

Where to stay around Waldeck-Frankenberg District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,507 vacation rentals near Waldeck-Frankenberg District. From 379 Houses to 48 Bungalows, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Waldeck-Frankenberg District area.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Waldeck-Frankenberg District?

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  • Willingen Usseln Station: 1,352 vacation rentals
  • Frankenberg (Eder) Viermünden Station: 1,245 vacation rentals
  • STATT Theater: 813 vacation rentals
  • Willingen Stryck Station: 1,261 vacation rentals
  • Mandern Station: 675 vacation rentals

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Can I rent Houses in Waldeck-Frankenberg District?

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  • Bungalows: 48 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,039 rentals available
  • Cabins: 48 rentals available

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Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waldeck-Frankenberg District?

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